Okay, so maybe that’s as close as I am going to get to Hawaii right now. I was there a few months ago and I miss it so! Such a paradise!
For all you Malihinis, I thought I would help get you in the summer tropical spirit with a recipe using pineapple. This is so easy, healthy and delicious. Nice and light – perfect for a summer night! Here goes:
SPICY SHRIMP AND PINEAPPLE
You will need:
1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and cleaned
1 pound fresh pineapple – I get mine from Whole Foods, already pre-cut because I’m lazy
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
1 package pea pods
1/3 cup orange juice – fresh squeezed is best
1 healthy squeeze of Sirachi or chili sauce (about 1 tbsp. More if you like it really spicy!)
Puree in blender or Magic bullet:
about 6 chunks of pineapple
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp ginger
pepper and salt to taste
In skillet or large saute pan, melt 1 tbsp. butter and 1/8 cup orange juice over medium heat.
Add shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes and then flip over. Add pureed sauce and sprinkle with chili powder. Cook 3 minutes more.
Add pea pods and turn to high heat and cover. Shrimp should be ready in about 5-8 minutes.
I like to serve over Quinoa but you can do rice or couscous.
Serves 3-4 depending on appetite!
I hope you enjoy!